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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 101 books in this booklist

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  • Cover image of book The Black Unicorn by Audre Lorde
    The Black Unicorn - by Audre Lorde

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241396865 | ISBN 10: 0241396867

    I have been woman for a long time beware my smile I am treacherous with old magic   Filled with rage and tenderness, Audre Lorde's most acclaimed poetry collection speaks of mothers and children, female strength and vulnerability, renewal a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Well at Winter Solstice by Eleanor Rees
    The Well at Winter Solstice - by Eleanor Rees

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784631840 | ISBN 10: 1784631841

    These are the voices of those who are silent: in the graveyards, holy wells, the river, the changing tides. A ghostly choir of lost children, hermits, lovers and rough sleepers, serving maids and sailor boys, saints and hermaphrodites resounding thro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith
    Incendiary Art - by Patricia Smith

    £12.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781780374710 | ISBN 10: 1780374712

    2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award 2018 NAACP Image Award Finalist 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Los Angeles Times Book Prize  Incendiary Art confronts the tyranny against the black male body and the tenacious grief of the mothers of mu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collected Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
    Collected Poems - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £20.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781447231752 | ISBN 10: 1447231759

    Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in the United Kingdom and sold over one million copies of her books around the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hope is the Thing with Feathers: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
    Hope is the Thing with Feathers: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - by Emily Dickinson

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781423650980 | ISBN 10: 1423650980

    Part of a new collection of literary voices from Gibbs Smith, written by, and for, extraordinary women — to encourage, challenge, and inspire.   One of American’s most distinctive poets, Emily Dickinson scorned the conventions of her day i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry by Adrienne Rich
    Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry - by Adrienne Rich

    £21.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780393652369 | ISBN 10: 039365236x

    A career-spanning selection of the lucid, courageous and boldly political prose of National Book Award winner Adrienne Rich.   The Essential Essays gathers twenty-five of Adrienne Rich’s most renowned essays, demonstrating the lasting brilli ... more

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  • Cover image of book Green Noise by Jean Sprackland
    Green Noise - by Jean Sprackland

    £10.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781787330924 | ISBN 10: 1787330923

    Jean Sprackland is celebrated for her tactile, transformative poetry which makes the miraculous seem familiar and the domestic other-worldly. Her new collection is tuned to new and deeper frequencies. ‘Green noise’ is the mid-frequency component ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vertigo & Ghost by Fiona Benson
    Vertigo & Ghost - by Fiona Benson

    £10.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781787330818 | ISBN 10: 1787330818

    *SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 FORWARD PRIZE*   Violence hangs over this book like an electric storm. Beginning with a poem about the teenage dawning of sexuality, Vertigo & Ghost pitches quickly into a long sequence of graphic, stunning pieces abo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sincerity by Carol Ann Duffy
    Sincerity - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509893423 | ISBN 10: 1509893423

    The effortless virtuosity, directness, drama and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy’s verse have made her our most admired and best-loved contemporary poet.   Sincerity is Duffy’s final collection of poems as Poet Laureate, and the much-anticipated s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Luck is the Hook by Imtiaz Dharker
    Luck is the Hook - by Imtiaz Dharker

    £12.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781780372181 | ISBN 10: 1780372183

    Winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, 2014  Imtiaz Dharker grew up a Muslim Calvinist in a Lahori household in Glasgow, was adopted by India and married into Wales. Her main themes are drawn from a life of transitions: childhood, exile ... more

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  • Cover image of book Taking the Arrow out of the Heart by Alice Walker
    Taking the Arrow out of the Heart - by Alice Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781474607261 | ISBN 10: 1474607268

    Mindful poems about tolerance, justice and hope for the Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple.   Alice Walker, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic, The Color Purple, returns with a poetry collection th ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Sparrow Stirs Its Wings by Rachel Finch
    A Sparrow Stirs Its Wings - by Rachel Finch

    £12.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780999079645 | ISBN 10: 0999079646

    Sudden Denouement Publishing is honored to publish Rachel Finch’s book of poetry A Sparrow Stirs Its Wings. Finch is the powerhouse behind the Bruised But Not Broken community on Facebook, which provides support and healing for trauma survivors. Sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anecdotal Evidence by Wendy Cope
    Anecdotal Evidence - by Wendy Cope

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571338610 | ISBN 10: 0571338615

    In her first collection of new poetry since 2011’s acclaimed Family Values, Wendy Cope celebrates ‘the half-forgotten stories of our lives’ with compassion, wisdom and wit. Cope continues to be the most generous of authors, sharing her experien ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blackbird, Bye Bye by Moniza Alvi
    Blackbird, Bye Bye - by Moniza Alvi

    £9.95   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781780374222 | ISBN 10: 1780374224

    Moniza Alvi's new book is unified by birds. Her creations 'Motherbird' and 'Fatherbird' are inspired by her parents, and by the loss of her father and by his emigration from Pakistan. Among the many bird-related poems are versions of the French poets ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward
    The Terrible - by Yrsa Daley-Ward

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781846149825 | ISBN 10: 1846149827

    "A major literary talent... speaks about the power and powerlessness that young women are subject to in a wholly fresh, clear-eyed way... you'll find it hard to come away from The Terrible without a stab of recognition in your chest."(Stylist) 'You ... more

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  • Cover image of book Flood by Clare Shaw
    Flood - by Clare Shaw

    £9.95   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781780374208 | ISBN 10: 1780374208

    The territory of Clare Shaw's third collection isn't one she chose herself, but one which chose her: the flooded valley and the ruined home.   The 2015 floods in Britain left whole swathes of the country submerged, including her home town. Fl ... more

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  • Cover image of book yesterday i was the moon by Noor Unnahar
    yesterday i was the moon - by Noor Unnahar

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780525576013 | ISBN 10: 0525576010

    Noor Unnahar is a young female voice with power and depth. The Pakistani poet’s moving, personal work collects and makes sense of the phases of collapsing and rebuilding one’s self on the treacherous modern path from teenager to adult. Tinged wit ... more

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  • Cover image of book #MeToo: A Women
    #MeToo: A Women's Poetry Anthology - by Deborah Alma (Editor)

    £10.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911048299 | ISBN 10: 1911048295

    #MeToo – rallying against sexual assault and harassment: A women’s poetry anthology – edited by poet Deborah Alma. "This collection is quite the rollercoaster: it made me cry with sadness – and with joy. I salute the courage of the women w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Other Country by Carol Ann Duffy
    The Other Country - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509852932 | ISBN 10: 150985293x

    An early collection from the Poet Laureate, published for the first time by Picador.  As with her later collections, The Other Country takes its readers on a journey that is both familiar yet surreal. Escorting us to 'the other country' - that is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing
    Electric Arches - by Eve L. Ewing

    £13.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781608468560 | ISBN 10: 1608468569

    Original meditations on race, gender, identity, and the joy and pain of growing up, from a distinctive new voice.   Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of Black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sea Migrations: Tahriib by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf
    The Sea Migrations: Tahriib - by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf

    £12.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780373980 | ISBN 10: 1780373988

    Although Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf has lived in exile in the UK for 20 years, she is fast emerging as one of the most outstanding Somali poets, as well as a powerful woman poet in a literary tradition still largely dominated by men. She is a master of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World
    The World's Wife - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509852666 | ISBN 10: 1509852662

    This unique collection of poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology.   Who? Him. The Husband. Hero. Hunk. The Boy Next Door. The Paramour. The Je t'adore. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy
    Rapture - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509852789 | ISBN 10: 1509852786

    Carol Ann Duffy's seventh collection is a book-length love poem, and a moving act of personal testimony, but what sets these poems apart is Duffy's refusal to simplify the contradictions and transformations of love - infatuation, longing, passion, co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Winter Trees by Sylvia Plath
    Winter Trees - by Sylvia Plath

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571330102 | ISBN 10: 057133010x

    The poems in Winter Trees were written in the last nine months of Sylvia Plath’s life, and form part of the group from which the Ariel poems were chosen. They reveal the poet at the height of her creative powers, exhibiting the startling imagery an ... more

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  • Cover image of book You Sad Feminist by Megan Beech
    You Sad Feminist - by Megan Beech

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911570103 | ISBN 10: 1911570102

    How do you feel empowered when depression leaves you powerless? How do you promote self-esteem when your internal critic always shouts the loudest? How do you change the world when you can't get out of bed?   In the second collection by t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bantam by Jackie Kay
    Bantam - by Jackie Kay

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509863174 | ISBN 10: 1509863176

    Jackie Kay’s first collection as Scottish Makar is a book about the fighting spirit – one, the poet argues, that we need now more than ever. Bantam brings three generations into sharp focus – Kay’s own, her father’s, and his own father’s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems by Audre Lorde
    Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems - by Audre Lorde

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780995716223 | ISBN 10: 0995716226

    Audre Lorde (1934-1992) described herself as 'Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet'. Born in New York, she had her first poem published while still at school and her last the year she died of cancer. Her extraordinary belief in the power of language ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
    The Sun and Her Flowers - by Rupi Kaur

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781471165825 | ISBN 10: 1471165825

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller   From Rupi Kaur, the bestselling author of TEXTMilk and Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. Illustrated by Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christmas Poems by Wendy Cope
    Christmas Poems - by Wendy Cope

    £7.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571338580 | ISBN 10: 0571338585

    For more than thirty years Wendy Cope has been one of the nation’s most popular and respected poets.  Christmas Poems collects together her best festive poems, including anthology favourites such as 'The Christmas Life', together with new and ... more

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  • Cover image of book She Grrrowls: The Anthology by Various poets
    She Grrrowls: The Anthology - by Various poets

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911570141 | ISBN 10: 1911570145

    ‘But there’s just not many women doing poetry...’ – some men have said.   Back in 2013, when London was in need, poet and feminist Carmina Masoliver founded a monthly event that catered for self-identifying women and non binary folks, brin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Plum by Hollie McNish
    Plum - by Hollie McNish

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509815760 | ISBN 10: 1509815767

    "She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we've grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes."(Kate Tempest) Hollie McNish, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry, has thrilled and entr ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Balance by Sinéad Morrissey
    On Balance - by Sinéad Morrissey

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784103606 | ISBN 10: 1784103608

    Winner of the 2017 Poetry Book Society Choice Award Shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best Collection 2017  Set against a backdrop of ecological and economic instability, Sinéad Morrissey’s sixth collection, On Balance, revisits some ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Autistic Alice by Joanne Limburg
    The Autistic Alice - by Joanne Limburg

    £9.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780373430 | ISBN 10: 1780373430

    There are two acts of recovery in this book – one of a lost brother, and another of a lost self. Joanne Limburg commemorates both in her third collection, The Autistic Alice.  In its title-sequence she uses Alice in Wonderland and Through t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood by Hollie McNish
    Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood - by Hollie McNish

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349134512 | ISBN 10: 0349134510

    A memoir of parenthood by poet Hollie McNish� There were many things that Hollie McNish didn't know before she was pregnant. How her family and friends would react; that Mr Whippy would be off the menu; how quickly ice can melt on a stomach. These ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Insomnia Poems by Grace Nichols
    The Insomnia Poems - by Grace Nichols

    £9.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780373393 | ISBN 10: 1780373392

    In her latest collection, The Insomnia Poems, Grace Nichols explores those nocturnal hours when Sleep (the thief who nightly steals your brain) is hard to come by, and the politics of the day hard to shut out, never mind the lavender-scented pillow. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Elephant by Siana Bangura
    Elephant - by Siana Bangura

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780993513107 | ISBN 10: 0993513107

    Elephant is the debut collection of poetry by writer, blogger, and poet Siana Bangura (@sianaarrgh).  Never afraid to address the elephant in the room – the very spirit with which this collection was put together – Bangura’s work has a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Selected Poems by Nancy Cunard, edited by Sandeep Parmar
    Selected Poems - by Nancy Cunard, edited by Sandeep Parmar

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784102364 | ISBN 10: 1784102369

    Selected Poems gathers writing from four decades of Nancy Cunard's life, some published here for the first time.   The selection illuminates Cunard's transnational modernist project in full, from her early years as a coterie poet on the edges ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest
    Let Them Eat Chaos - by Kate Tempest

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509830008 | ISBN 10: 1509830006

    Let Them Eat Chaos, Kate Tempest's new long poem written for live performance and heard on the album release of the same name, is both a powerful sermon and a moving play for voices.   Seven neighbours inhabit the same London street, but are ... more

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  • Cover image of book Standing Female Nude by Carol Ann Duffy
    Standing Female Nude - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509824960 | ISBN 10: 1509824960

    Carol Ann Duffy's outstanding first collection, Standing Female Nude, introduced readers to all they would come to love about her poetry. From lovers to wives to war photographers, the poems it contains range from the delicately poignant to the fierc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Measures of Expatriation by Vahni Capildeo
    Measures of Expatriation - by Vahni Capildeo

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784101688 | ISBN 10: 1784101680

    ‘Expatriation: my having had a patria, a fatherland, to leave, did not occur to me until I was forced to invent one. [...] This luxury of inattention, invention, and final mismatch... a ‘Trinidad’ being created that did not take my Trinidad awa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Distant Voices: Iceland, Norway, Viking Merseyside by Sylvia Hikins
    Distant Voices: Iceland, Norway, Viking Merseyside - by Sylvia Hikins

    £4.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780956307194 | ISBN 10: 0956307191

    Sylvia Hikins is a poet, painter, author and music maker who has appeared widely on the poetry circuits, including the Edinburgh Fringe and has broadcast on radio and television. For seven years presenter of First Friday on BBC Radio Merseyside, she ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kaleidoscope by Laura Taylor
    Kaleidoscope - by Laura Taylor

    £8.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780993237058 | ISBN 10: 0993237053

    Laura Taylor was born into a working-class family in the North of England in 1968. She has challenged arbitrary forms of authority all her life. Obsessed with words and language since her early childhood, she believes in the power of poetry as a mean ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Map Could Show Them by Helen Mort
    No Map Could Show Them - by Helen Mort

    £10.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784740641 | ISBN 10: 1784740640

    * A Poetry Book Society Recommendation 2016*   'When we climb alone en corde feminine, we are magicians of the Alps we make the routes we follow disappear'   The poems of Helen Mort's second collection offer an unforgettable pers ... more

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  • Cover image of book Andeora by Diana Aitai
    Andeora - by Diana Aitai

    £9.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9789949385522 | ISBN 10: 9949385520

    Diana Aitai was born in Estonia in 1988. She wrote poetry and prose under the name "Andeora Astraea". She learned many languages, won prizes in linguistics and philosophy, and studied psychology at university. She participated in eco-communities and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Later Poems: Selected and New: 1971-2012 by Adrienne Rich
    Later Poems: Selected and New: 1971-2012 - by Adrienne Rich

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780393351835 | ISBN 10: 0393351831

    The final volume of poems assembled by America's most powerful and distinctive voice.  Adrienne Richs Later Poems Selected and New displays the strong trajectory of the work of one of the most distinguished artists of American letters. After ... more

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  • Cover image of book Telling Tales by Patience Agbabi
    Telling Tales - by Patience Agbabi

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782111573 | ISBN 10: 1782111573

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE TED HUGHES PRIZE 2015  Tabard Inn to Canterb'ry Cathedral, Poet pilgrims competing for free picks, Chaucer Tales, track by track, it's the remix From below-the-belt base to the topnotch; I won't stop all the clocks with ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unicorn: The Poetry of Angela Carter by Angela Carter, with an essay by Rosemary Hill
    Unicorn: The Poetry of Angela Carter - by Angela Carter, with an essay by Rosemary Hill

    £9.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781253618 | ISBN 10: 1781253617

    Despite being one of the most influential - and best-loved - of the post-war English writers, Angela Carter remains little-known as a poet. In Unicorn, the critic and historian Rosemary Hill collects together her published verse from 1963-1971, a per ... more

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  • Cover image of book Considering the Women by Choman Hardi
    Considering the Women - by Choman Hardi

    £9.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780372785 | ISBN 10: 1780372787

    Choman Hardi's Considering the Women explores the equivocal relationship between immigrants and their homeland - the constant push and pull - as well as the breakdown of an intermarriage, and the plight of women in an aggressive patriarchal society a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eidolon by Sandeep Parmar
    Eidolon - by Sandeep Parmar

    £8.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781848613928 | ISBN 10: 184861392x

    Partly a modern revision of the Helen myth, Eidolon meditates on the visible and invisible forces of Western civilisation from classical antiquity to present-day America.   An Eidolon is an image, a ghost, a spectre, a scapegoat. It is a devi ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Life, My Body by Marge Piercy
    My Life, My Body - by Marge Piercy

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781629631059 | ISBN 10: 1629631051

    In a candid and intimate new collection of essays, poems, memoirs, reviews, rants, and railleries, Piercy discusses her own development as a working-class feminist, the highs and lows of TV culture, the ego-dances of a writer's life, the homeless and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sappho by Page duBois
    Sappho - by Page duBois

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784533618 | ISBN 10: 1784533610

    Sappho has been constructed as many things: proto-feminist, lesbian icon and even - by the Victorians - chaste headmistress of a girls' finishing school. Yet ironically, as Page DuBois shows, the historical poet herself remains elusive. We know that ... more

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  • Cover image of book Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace by Carolyne Wright, M L Lyons, and Eugenia Toledo (Editors)
    Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace - by Carolyne Wright, M L Lyons, and Eugenia Toledo (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780991146598 | ISBN 10: 099114659x

    "This remarkable anthology, gathered in tribute to Lilly Ledbetter with a toast to Carolyn Kizer, gathers the lyric art of working women, writing from the depths of at least sixty-two occupations. These are the poems of the heavy-lifters, night-shift ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rupture by Ellen Storm
    Rupture - by Ellen Storm

    £8.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780957257153 | ISBN 10: 0957257155

    Ellen Storm's dazzling first collection of poetry explores medical experience from different perspectives - that of a doctor reporting with candour and compassion, at home and abroad; that of a daughter accompanying the decline of an ageing parent; a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blood Child by Eleanor Rees
    Blood Child - by Eleanor Rees

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781381809 | ISBN 10: 1781381801

    In her third full-length collection Blood Child, Eleanor Rees hones and extends her startling use of language and imagery to enact the many aspects of change fleeting, elusive or moored in a negotiation of the material world as she roams through th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hallelujah for 50ft Women: Poems About Women
    Hallelujah for 50ft Women: Poems About Women's Relationship to Their Bodies - by Raving Beauties

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780371559 | ISBN 10: 1780371551

    Raving Beauties womens theatre company was born out of a deep sense of frustration with domesticity, naivete and a burning need for a creative outlet. It led to an enormous personal, political and professional learning curve. Hallelujah for 50ft Wom ... more

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  • Cover image of book Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry - by Maya Angelou

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349006215 | ISBN 10: 0349006210

    As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Virago presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, collected together for the first time.   From her reflections on African American life and hardship in Ju ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sea Witch by Sarah Crewe
    Sea Witch - by Sarah Crewe

    £6.50   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780957404816 | ISBN 10: 0957404816

    Sea Witch consists of 21 poems, loosely based on each scene of the film Jaws. The shark is now female. The writing combines attention to verbal texture with use of space on the page to present a verbal-visual whole. "Crewe's writing is sparse, p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Wren by Gillian Clarke
    The Christmas Wren - by Gillian Clarke

    £4.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781907598265 | ISBN 10: 190759826x

    This year, to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomass birth, Candlestick Press are privileged to publish Gillian Clarkes story The Christmas Wren, written in response to Dylan Thomass A Childs Christmas in Wales.   Commissioned by the Dylan Th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest
    Hold Your Own - by Kate Tempest

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447241218 | ISBN 10: 1447241215

    Kate Tempest's first full-length collection for Picador is an ambitious, multi-voiced work based around the mythical figure of Tiresias.  This four-part work follows him through his transformations from child, man and woman to blind prophet; thr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ritual Lighting: Laureate Poems by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Stephen Raw
    Ritual Lighting: Laureate Poems - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Stephen Raw

    £16.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447274506 | ISBN 10: 1447274504

    Carol Ann Duffy has been Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom since May 2009. In her first five years, she has written brilliant, challenging, lyrical and relevant poetry about people, places and significant moments, past and present.  From Chauc ... more

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  • Cover image of book I
    I'm Ok, I'm Pig! - by Kim Hyesoon, translated by Don Mee Choi

    £12.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780371023 | ISBN 10: 1780371020

    Kim Hyesoon is one of South Koreas most important contemporary poets. She began publishing in 1979 and was one of the first few women in South Korea to be published in Munhak kwa jisong (Literature and Intellect), one of two key journals which champ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sylvia Plath: Poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy by Sylvia Plath
    Sylvia Plath: Poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy - by Sylvia Plath

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571290444 | ISBN 10: 0571290442

    Sylvia Plath was one of the defining voices of twentieth-century poetry, and one of the most appealing: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. Though she published just one collection in her lifetime, The Colossus, and a novel ... more

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  • Cover image of book And You, Helen by Deryn Rees-Jones, illustrated by Charlotte Hodes
    And You, Helen - by Deryn Rees-Jones, illustrated by Charlotte Hodes

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781721728 | ISBN 10: 1781721726

    Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlote Hodes have created a unique approach to the life of Helen Thomas, and through her to the women, and children, left behind by the fatalities of war. Helen Thomas was widowed when her husband the war poet Edwar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy
    Mean Time - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780330516778 | ISBN 10: 0330516779

    In her prize-winning fourth collection, Mean Time, Carol Ann Duffy dramatizes scenes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood, finding moments of grace or consolation in memory, love and language amid the complexities of life.  These are powerf ... more

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  • Cover image of book Division Street by Helen Mort
    Division Street - by Helen Mort

    £12.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780701186845 | ISBN 10: 0701186844

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S. ELIOT PRIZE 2013   SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA POETRY AWARD 2013   The much-anticipated debut collection from award-winning poet and rising star, Helen Mort.   A stone is lobbed in 84, hangs like a st ... more

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  • Cover image of book Selected Poems by U.A. Fanthorpe
    Selected Poems - by U.A. Fanthorpe

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781907587269 | ISBN 10: 1907587268

    U.A. Fanthorpe was that rarest of literary beings, a poet who was hugely popular with the general public and at the same time very seriously regarded by fellow poets and literary critics for her originality, wit and humanity. Since her death, muc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Parallax by Sinead Morrissey
    Parallax - by Sinead Morrissey

    £9.95   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847772046 | ISBN 10: 1847772048

    Winner of the 2013 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry Shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection  In Parallax Sinad Morrissey documents what is caught, and what is lost, when houses and cityscapes, servants and saboteurs (the diffe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker
    Hard Times Require Furious Dancing - by Alice Walker

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781608681884 | ISBN 10: 1608681882

    "Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one."(from the preface) I was born to grow, / alongside ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Choosing: The Selected Poems of Liz Lochhead by Liz Lochhead
    A Choosing: The Selected Poems of Liz Lochhead - by Liz Lochhead

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846972072 | ISBN 10: 1846972078

    Liz Lochhead was appointed Scotlands Poet Laureate (Makar) in January 2011.   A stunning new collection of selected works from one of Scotlands most loved writers. During her career Liz Lochhead has been described variously as a poet, f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Of Mutability by Jo Shapcott
    Of Mutability - by Jo Shapcott

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571277940 | ISBN 10: 0571277942

    WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR.  Jo Shapcott's award-winning first three collections, gathered in Her Book: Poems 1988-1998, revealed her to be a writer of ingenuous, politically acute and provocative poetry, and rightly earned her ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Poems About Mothers (Booklet) by Various authors
    Ten Poems About Mothers (Booklet) - by Various authors

    £4.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781907598036 | ISBN 10: 1907598030

    Ten Poems about Mothers is a tribute to mothers everywhere; in the centenary year of International Women�s Day, it seems an appropriate (and schmaltz-free) alternative to a Mother�s Day card or a birthday card � or just a thank you - for mother ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ariel by Sylvia Plath
    Ariel - by Sylvia Plath

    £10.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780571259311 | ISBN 10: 0571259316

    The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy' and 'Fever 103 degrees', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963. "If the poem ... more

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  • Cover image of book Another Night Before Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan
    Another Night Before Christmas - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan

    £5.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330523936 | ISBN 10: 0330523937

    A classic Christmas tale re-told for modern times by the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Rob Ryan.  Its the night before Christmas and a young girl creeps like a mouse down the stairs, determined to find out for certain whether Santa is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Journeys by Sylvia Hikins
    Journeys - by Sylvia Hikins

    £5.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780956307149 | ISBN 10: 0956307140

    Sylvia Hikins has been making poems since she was twelve. That, and other things. Having produced three children, she then went back to school to read her degree. This led to a career in lecturing and management in further and higher education and va ... more

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  • Cover image of book Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After by Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge
    Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After - by Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844084142 | ISBN 10: 1844084140

    Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,And I shall see that still the skies are blue,And feel once more I do not live in vain,Although bereft of You...So wrote twenty-two-year-old Vera Brittain, mouring the loss of her fiance Roland Leighton on t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Power by Maya Angelou
    Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Power - by Maya Angelou

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844086153 | ISBN 10: 1844086151

    Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelous poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts.   Celebrations is a collection of timely and timeless poems: the inspir ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eliza and the Bear by Eleanor Rees
    Eliza and the Bear - by Eleanor Rees

    £12.99   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844715664 | ISBN 10: 1844715663

    Eleanor Reess first collection, Andrastes Hair was shortlisted for Best First Collection in the 2007 Forward Prizes and for the 2008 Glen Dimplex Poetry Award. In her second full-length collection she continues to play the role of mythologiser and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Waiting for the Brown Trout God by Pauline Rowe
    Waiting for the Brown Trout God - by Pauline Rowe

    £7.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781902096636 | ISBN 10: 1902096630

    This is an awaited first full collection by Pauline Rowe. Her poems offer a series of elegies for lost love, for lost innocence, for the mad and the sad and those displaced by the cruelties of contemporary life. The confessional edge to these poems c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Door by Margaret Atwood
    The Door - by Margaret Atwood

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844084951 | ISBN 10: 1844084957

    The Door is Margaret Atwood's first book of poetry since the 1995 Morning in the Burned House.  Its lucid yet urgent poems range in tone from lyric to ironic to meditative to prophetic, and in subject from the personal to the political viewed in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breaking the Silence: Journeys to Recovery - POWA Women
    Breaking the Silence: Journeys to Recovery - POWA Women's Writing Competition 2008 - by Various authors

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781920196196 | ISBN 10: 1920196196

    Survivors of violence are often forced to flee emotionally and geographically from sites of violence. Women cross vast emotional and geographical borders in order to flee from violence to find a place of safety. This year, POWA called for entries ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Recipe for Water by Gillian Clarke
    A Recipe for Water - by Gillian Clarke

    £9.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781857549881 | ISBN 10: 1857549880

    "Walking by water through the gates of castle, mountains, sky, I think of him, great-great-grandfather, gorhendaid, working the stone-boats on the Menai Straits to the salt psalm of the sea and the wind's hymn in the tug and thrust of the tide. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Footprints and Fingerprints by Lindiwe Mabuza
    Footprints and Fingerprints - by Lindiwe Mabuza

    £8.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781770100787 | ISBN 10: 1770100784

    Footprints and fingerprints includes a wide selection of Mabuza's poems from a period of over thirty years. In this collection she explores the nature of South Africa's journey to democracy and her own personal role in the struggle. Mabuza firmly sta ... more

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  • Cover image of book Traces of a Life: A Collection of Elegies and Praise Poems by Abena P.A. Busia
    Traces of a Life: A Collection of Elegies and Praise Poems - by Abena P.A. Busia

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780955507977 | ISBN 10: 0955507979

    "Sorrows of exile, so powerfully engraved in Testimonies of Exile, linger still in some of these poems, but it is the joys of homecoming, joys contstantly interrupted by long shadows of death, that define this new collection. It is a treasury of prec ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bloodshot Monochrome by Patience Agbabi
    Bloodshot Monochrome - by Patience Agbabi

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847671530 | ISBN 10: 1847671535

    Bloodshot Monochrome is a glorious, poetic take on all things black, white and read. Reinventing the sonnet, Patience Agbabi shines her euphoric, musical lines on everything from growing up to growing old, from Northern Soul to contract killers, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Journey from Winter: Selected Poems by Valentine Ackland
    Journey from Winter: Selected Poems - by Valentine Ackland

    £18.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781857548761 | ISBN 10: 1857548760

    Valentine Ackland is best known as the lover of poet Sylvia Townsend Warner, with whom she collaborated on Whether a Dove or a Seagull (1934). She was a distinguished poet in her own right, however, and enjoyed popular success during the 1930s. Consi ... more

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  • Cover image of book New Collected Poems by Sylvia Townsend Warner
    New Collected Poems - by Sylvia Townsend Warner

    £25.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781857549478 | ISBN 10: 1857549473

    The first Collected Poems of Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was published by Carcanet in 1982. Since then, more of her work has come to light, including some of the most moving and personal poems she ever wrote. Claire Harman, the original editor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Selected Writings by Mai Ghoussoub
    Selected Writings - by Mai Ghoussoub

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780863566424 | ISBN 10: 0863566421

    Mai Ghoussoub was a woman who lived with one foot in the East and one in the West, who embodied cosmopolitanism, and who was deeply committed to freedom of expression. Drawing on her own extraordinary experiences as well as political and histori ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tilt by Jean Sprackland
    Tilt - by Jean Sprackland

    £12.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780224080866 | ISBN 10: 0224080865

    Jean Sprackland's third collection describes a world in free-fall. Chaos and calamity are at our shoulder, in the shape of fire and flood, ice-storm and hurricane; trains stand still, zoos are abandoned, migrating birds lose their way - all surfaces ... more

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  • Cover image of book Darling: New and Selected Poems by Jackie Kay
    Darling: New and Selected Poems - by Jackie Kay

    £12.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781852247775 | ISBN 10: 1852247770

    Humour, gender, sexuality, sensuality, identity, racism, cultural difference: when do any of these things ever come together to equal poetry? When Jackie Kays part of the equation. Darling brings together into a vibrant new book many favourite poems ... more

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  • Cover image of book Straight Ahead by Clare Shaw
    Straight Ahead - by Clare Shaw

    £7.95   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781852247508 | ISBN 10: 1852247509

    Straight Ahead is Clare Shaw's first collection. Firmly located in the social and physical landscape of Northern England, the poems capture intimacy, loss, fragmentation and delight - being alive in all its colours. The book follows the trajectory of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lines of Life: 101 Poems by 101 Women by Edited by Germaine Greer
    Lines of Life: 101 Poems by 101 Women - by Edited by Germaine Greer

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780571228294 | ISBN 10: 0571228291

    In Lines of Life: 101 Poems by 101 Women, Germaine Greer brings together poems 'written from the point of view of a woman and most of them about being female'.  This wonderful collection explores a range of female poets from the sixteenth centur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Women and Books: Bibliophiles, Bluestockings, and Prolific Pens by Brenda Knight
    Wild Women and Books: Bibliophiles, Bluestockings, and Prolific Pens - by Brenda Knight

    £14.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781573242714 | ISBN 10: 1573242713

    Wild Women and Books is a celebration of perhaps the most revered and radical women writers of history. Beginning with the first recorded writer of either gender to date, Enheduanna of Sumeria, and ending with acclaimed authors of today, including To ... more

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  • Cover image of book Curious Pursuits: Occasional Writing by Margaret Atwood
    Curious Pursuits: Occasional Writing - by Margaret Atwood

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781844081509 | ISBN 10: 1844081508

    '"Curious" describes both my habitual state of mind - a less kind word would be "nosy" - as well as the subject matter of some of these writings. Though perhaps "curious" as a word carries too light a weight: my curiosities are (I hope) not idle ones ... more

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  • Cover image of book Modern Women Poets by Deryn Rees-Jones (Editor)
    Modern Women Poets - by Deryn Rees-Jones (Editor)

    £9.95   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781852246785 | ISBN 10: 1852246782

    Modern Women Poets is the companion anthology to Deryn Rees-Joness pioneering critical study, Consorting with Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets. While its selections illuminate and illustrate her essays, Deryn Rees-Joness superb anthology works ... more

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  • Cover image of book Apology for Absence by Julia Darling
    Apology for Absence - by Julia Darling

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904614128 | ISBN 10: 1904614124

    A little over a year since the appearance of her first book of poetry, Sudden Collapses in Public Places (which was awarded a Poetry Book Society Recommendation), Julia Darling completed her second collection.  Her first book grew from her e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Consorting With Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets by Deryn Rees-Jones
    Consorting With Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets - by Deryn Rees-Jones

    £10.95   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781852243920 | ISBN 10: 1852243929

    Until recently, womens poetry has been at best sidelined and at worst forgotten. In this pioneering study, Deryn Rees-Jones argues that the poetic traditions of the past hundred years must be radically rethought in the light of the formal and themat ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Colour of Black and White: Poems 1984-2003 by Liz Lochhead
    The Colour of Black and White: Poems 1984-2003 - by Liz Lochhead

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780954407520 | ISBN 10: 0954407520

    The Colour of Black and White is Liz Lochheads first collection of poems for more than a dozen years, and, for her, the most important since the award-winning Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems in 1984.  The poems within this remarkab ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christmas Poems by U.A. Fanthorpe
    Christmas Poems - by U.A. Fanthorpe

    £9.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781900564137 | ISBN 10: 1900564130

    UA Fanthorpe's Christmas Poems gathers together the poems she wrote and sent to friends as Christmas cards from 1974 to 2002.  Now readers can enjoy Fanthorpe's yearly output in its entirety. Her subject matter covers a broad range of season ... more

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  • Cover image of book If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Anne Carson
    If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho - by Anne Carson

    £15.00   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781844080816 | ISBN 10: 1844080811

    The complete extant work of the Greek poet Sappho, in a new translation by Anne Carson. Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos from about 630BC. She was a musical genius who devoted her life to composing and performing songs. Of the nine books of lyric ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dream Work by Mary Oliver
    Dream Work - by Mary Oliver

    £9.99   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9780871130693 | ISBN 10: 0871130696

    Dream Work, a collection of forty-five poems, follows both chronologically and logically Mary Oliver's American Primitive, which won her the Pulitzer Prize for the finest book of poetry published in 1983 by an American poet. The depth and diversity ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sappho: Poems and Fragments by Balmer, Josephine. (translator)
    Sappho: Poems and Fragments - by Balmer, Josephine. (translator)

    £9.95   paperback   (1984) - ISBN 13: 9781852242015 | ISBN 10: 1852242019

    The Greek poet Sappho was one of the greatest poets in classical literature. Her lyric poetry is among the finest ever written, and although little of her work has survived and little is known about her, she is regarded not just as one of the greates ... more

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